Monday, April 8, 2013

Weekend Buzz About Possibility Of An NBA Female Player

Mark Cuban, owner of the NBA team Dallas Mavericks, caused a media frenzy in the sports world this weekend when he made a comment about possibly drafting Brittney Griner, a WNBA player. He even took a step further and tweeted Brittney about his interest in her.

Brittney is ready to take Mark Cuban's challenge.,0,223091.story

 Brittney Griner will not be the first female basketball player to try out for the NBA draft picks, however, the world will be watching her to see if she will succeed or not.

The debate of whether or not women can play with men in sports is still split. There has been an out pour of support and disapproval from many sports fans, NBA players, and sports officials.

Shane Battier, Miami Heat's forward, stated that if not Brittney Griner, it will be another woman and that we will someday have a WNBA player in the NBA in his lifetime.

Brittney is 6'8" tall and weighs 208 lbs. If she was to play for the NBA, she would play most likely the small forward. The possibility of having an NBA female player has certainly given Brittney a lot of attention in the media, but not all the attention is on her athletic talent and skills this past weekend.

When I searched for Brittney Griner on Google search, it already shows the public's curiosity whether with her femininity and if she is really a woman, or a man, or lesbian. In social media, the public seems to be more interested in her gender, sexuality, and physical looks rather than her impressive and very talented basketball skills and her breaking historic barriers in sports.

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